Exercise Desert Rock

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Marine Corps Test Unit - Subordinate Training - Infantry Battalion - Exercise Desert Rock VI
... #1 was temporary assigned to the 3rd Marine Corps Provisional Atomic Exercise Brigade, or 3rd MCPAEB, to participate in Exercise Desert Rock VI - codenamed Operation TEAPOT ... Exercise Desert Rock VI also concluded tests in the effects of the atomic blast on their equipment and marines on the ground ... The tactical exercise that they had successfully demonstrated gave the marine corps a survivability estimate and an appreciation for the atomic power of nuclear weapons ...

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